Sale 260

Lot 69

24¢ Grayish lilac (78a), horizontal strip of four on cover to Liverpool, England paying a quadruple rate, strip with cork cancels and tied by "San Francisco Cal. Dec 10" c.d.s., clear strike of Too Late in oval, light strike of red "N.York Am. Pkt Jan. 1 c.d.s.", this probably left on the North German Line Hermann, reverse with blue Dec. 1867 merchant's datestamp, "Liverpool Ja 13 68" receiving postmark, strip with small margin tear at upper right and cover with small edge strengthening, Fine, an attractive and scarce usage.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

The rate to Great Britain was reduced from 24¢ to 12¢ effective Jan. 1, 1868, but the cover's franking did not anticipate this change.

Realized $725

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